Meet Hopie Avery

A North Carolina native, Hopie Avery attended Sweet Briar College in Virginia, then moved to New York City and San Francisco, where she worked in design at Tiffany & Co. and Old Navy.

Hopie and her growing family moved back to North Carolina for her husband to go to business school, and the transition was an easy one. She was happy to go back to old favorites like ham biscuits, and delighted to find that the South she knew and loved had grown and become fabulous while she was away.

When Hopie first saw a copy of The Scout Guide, she was smitten and knew instantly that it would flourish in the Triangle. Hopie has been the Editor of The Scout Guide Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill since 2012, and loves the opportunities TSG offers to discover local gems and dig into the culture of her area.

Hopie’s Favorite Reasons to Visit

Reason 1

The amazing foodie culture. Our area is full of world-class restaurants that comprise a serious food culture. I can’t even start on the amazing chefs and finds in the area—I love giving recommendations, so please ask and I’ll be happy to tell you where you should eat! I love to curate an outing for out-of-towners.

Reason 2

Family-friendly fun. From picnics and playtime at Ayr Mount in Hillsborough to frequent Durham Bulls baseball games in the summertime, families have fun in the Triangle. The Museum of Life & Science is a favorite, and you can’t miss Ice Cream Smash Socials at CAM Raleigh or Family Days at the Nasher Museum. Poetry Fox is always worth the wait!

Reason 3

The art scene. First of all, did you know our state art museum, The North Carolina Museum of Art, was the first publicly funded art museum in the U.S.? It has an incredible art collection and vision. CAM Raleigh hosts two great can’t-miss events, Arthouse around Mother’s Day and Exposure Time in the fall. And we are so lucky to live a mile from the Durham Performing Arts Center, where we have seen Annie, The Nutcracker and Neil Young.

WORDS TO LIVE BY:  “The More the Merrier (TMTM). My theory is inclusion brings merriment!”